Faith and Families Newsletter
July 5, 2019

In this Issue:

Of course Jesus would be hanging out at Lake Susan in Montreat!

The Summer of Flat Jesus

On my Facebook feed this summer I have been watching friends, fellow educators and pastors post pictures of their adventures of themselves with their “Flat Jesus.” Flat Jesus is inspired by a national school project called Flat Stanley, based off a book written by Jeff Brown. Just as Flat Stanley has helped children with literacy and geography, Flat Jesus helps children stay plugged into the biblical message while on vacation and summer camp.

And to make sure we are giving the other heroes of the faith a fair shake, I’ve seen Flat Paul, Flat Mary, and a whole host of others. Here is a link to a download to your own Flat Jesus, just in case you find that you’re missing church, need another companion on your next road trip, or possibly Flat Jesus will keep you from cussing while navigating I-77, both north or south!

But I think this idea of Flat Jesus does call attention to the fact that sometimes it feels as though its hard to get to worship in summer or maybe use the summer as a break from church, or need to prepare for Sunday’s World Cup Game (GO USA WOMEN!!!) But, if you missed worship in the last couple of weeks, you’ve missed one of the most beautiful anthems sung by Genny Bosak, Colleen Bosak-Harrison, Stephanie Johnson, and Julie Pepper. You missed Pastor Larry’s sermon on Sunday that was one to write home about (Check out FB Live to watch the 11 am video!) You missed 2 brothers being baptized at the 8:30 am service.

You’ve missed time to hang out with your church family. But mostly, you’ve missed time to worship God in a corporate setting. If you can’t make worship on Sunday, maybe print out Flat Jesus or find a flat bible character of your liking and post them with you and your family this weekend to our Facebook page. Let’s see what you’re doing church family!

Happy 4 th of July – be safe!
John Ryan            
Mission Opportunities
Habitat Spring Build This is a great parent/child project. Workdays are: June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 3. Children need to be 16 to operate any machinery. 14 years and up can help. All children need to have adult supervision. We will be building at 453 W. McLelland Avenue in Mooresville. Go to click on the Sign Up Today Button and find the address and date that you want. Then come out and join us in the spring. It promises to be lots of fun!

Journey Fund
The Journey Fund helps provide scholarships for children and youth who may need a little extra financial support in order to participate in a camp, conference, or mission experience. If you would like to contribute to this fund you may submit a check to DCPC or make a contribution at marked “journey fund.”

Loaves and Fishes – Every Sunday!
One great and easy way to make a difference is to share food. Every Sunday the Loaves and Fishes shopping carts are in front of the church. Why not designate a family member each Sunday to bring a canned good or box of pasta to place in the cart on the way into church? Imagine the joy of that family that opens that can of vegetables, fruit, or soup and enjoys the food you have shared.

Family Mission Pilot Project – SEVERAL HAVE RESPONDED – THANKS!
Would you and your family be interested in working with Pastor Robert on a pilot program related to families in mission together? He is looking for several families to volunteer. If you are intrigued, send him an email at and let him know. Then he will be in touch with you to share more!

If there are concerns or joys that you would like to have listed here please email me at so that we might keep one another in prayer.

Dale Hughes, father of Nyree Hughes, recovering from a bad fall.

Brenda Lovelace, mother of Tina Piephoff as she recovers from surgery.

Kit Piehpoff, mother of Cris Piephoff as she recovers following a stroke.

Andrea Cruz-Solano and family as she faces a new phase in her cancer treatment.
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036